Jim Gaffigan performs on stage during the 15th Annual Heroes Stand Up Performance hosted by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival in New York City on November 8, 2021.
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According to the “Wall Street Journal” report, due to copyright fees and copyright disputes, Spotify deleted hundreds of comedians’ albums and works from the streaming platform.
Spoken Giants, a global rights management company, is collaborating with a group of well-known comedians—including Tiffany Hades, Jim Gaffigan, Kevin Hart, and John Mulani—to negotiate terms that allow comics to be displayed on their Get paid when you get paid for your work. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Saturday, Spotify, SiriusXM, Pandora, YouTube and other platforms.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the goal of comedians is to collect royalties for the “basic composition copyright of spoken media”, similar to the way songwriters get paid for their music and lyrics.
When the two groups reached a deadlock, Spotify removed the comedian’s work from the streaming platform.
Spotify’s statement to CNBC stated: “Spotify has paid a lot of money for the content and is happy to continue to do so.” “However, given that Spoken Giants is arguing about the rights of various licensors, the label, Spotify and Spotify that distribute this content Spoken Giants must work together to resolve this issue to ensure that this content is still available to fans around the world.”
Read more about negotiations in the Wall Street Journal.
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